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Budget gets House OK despite hot debate

June 26, 2013

PROVIDENCE -- Votes to establish a state budget are annually strange and unwieldy affairs, but the $8.2 billion document that squeaked through the House of Representatives Wednesday night with just two votes to spare was one for the books.

Mayor asks Chafee to pressure regulators on stalled Landmark sale

June 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Leo T. Fontaine is calling on Gov. Lincoln Chafee to untangle the “inexcusable” red tape that’s knotting up the sale of Landmark Medical Center, which marks five years in receivership this week.

In a sharply worded letter, Fontaine reminded the governor that he stood in the lobby of Landmark in 2011 and promised to do everything in his power to save the struggling community hospital.

Hernandez charged with murder

June 26, 2013

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend prosecutors say had angered the NFL player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people.

Hernandez, 23, was taken from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs just over a week after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park a mile away.

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